Student Nurses in Action Program (SNAP)

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The Student Nurses in Action Program (SNAP) provides unique opportunities for students to observe nursing leaders in action at Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Board Meetings. Jointly funded by the Association of Registered Nurses of BC (ARNBC) and the Nursing Education Council of BC (NECBC), the program was successfully piloted in 2014, and received unanimous approval from both Boards to become a permanent program for B.C nursing students. The program is now entering its third year.

This year were will be three separate opportunities for a B.C. nursing student to travel to Ottawa to participate in the program. Travel, meals and accommodation will be reimbursed.
Congratulations to Leyla Belle Gabo from Langara College
winner of ARNBC's June CNA-SNAP opportunity!

Who can apply?

  • Any BSN student who is enrolled and in good standing* in one of B.C.'s nursing programs

Why apply?

  • Gain a better understanding of what nursing leadership is
  • Learn how our provincial nursing associations and CNA work together to advance nursing and improve the health of Canadians
  • Network with senior nurse leaders from across Canada
  • Learn more about the Canadian Nursing Students' Association (CNSA) and its relationship with CNA

Selection Criteria:

Applicants will be selected by committee based on the merits of a 150 word written submission, which describes how they have demonstrated nursing leadership during their nursing program.


Applications closed on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 4:00pm..

* good standing is defined by the school and indicates minimum scholarly achievement within the program